Domestic Goddess by Deborah Schneider

Published by Moon valley Publishing on 3rd July 2016

The was a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review



What do you do if your life is suddenly a fixer-upper?
TV lifestyle expert Bailey Holmes is about to take her show, Domestic Goddess, to the big time. With a larger network, new sponsor and series of shows around her upcoming wedding, she’s poised to be a media darling.
Until her fiancé announces he’d rather be the bride and a gossip reporter publishes an unflattering article about her. With her life going flatter than a sad souffle, she heads to Horseshoe Island for a family gathering and to hide-out.
Bailey’s family offers to let her renovate their ancient family fishing lodge for her show. There’s only one stipulation, they’ve already hired a carpenter to do the job, and he stays.
Max Cumberland is thrilled at the chance renovate Blue Moon Lodge, until he discovers the job is going to be part of a television show and he has to put up with a micro-managing domestic diva.
Despite clashing over plans for the lodge, there’s a sexy sizzle of attraction between Max and Bailey that quickly goes from simmer to steamy. Before long they’re spending long decadent nights together.
But once the lodge is renovated and the show has finished filming, will there be a second season for the couple, or will Bailey be off the island for good?


My thoughts

I liked the sound of this book, when I was looking at the list of books on the Netgalley site. And I was not disappointed.

The characters were well defined and believable and I really liked Bailey and she came across as a woman serious about her career but lacking in fun.

She is like all of us, she wants to be in control of her life and doesn’t like it when things don’t go her way , but she works through it and deals with her mistakes.

Plus – I am not keep on detailed multiple sex scenes, personally I find they distract from the important parts of the story, and in this story although there is one detailed sex scene but that is it, Schneider clearly knows that she does not need to describe the act every time the two leads hit the hay, unlike some lesser writers.

All the characters were great in this book, from Meg, Bailey’s producer to Max, the carpenter and love interest, a great fun read perfect for summer and lying by the pool


This is the first in what will be a series of books and I for one am looking forward to the next installment.

4 out of 5 stars


About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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